South Shore Locavores

Calling all Locavores

Join us! Everyone is welcome.

Where does your food come from? How does it get to you? How healthy is it? How can you support local farmers and food producers through your food purchases?

The Kingston Public Library and edible South Shore & South Coast have teamed up to host an ongoing series of programs about the phenomenon of “eating locally.” Please join us in the discovery of our local food.

Save the following Thursday evenings:
2015: September 17, November 19
2016: January 21, March 17, May 19

Next up:
September 17 Preserving the Harvest with Chef Rosa Galeno

Wondering what to do with all those vegetables you grew (or bought) this summer? And if you didn’t do either, there’s still time — farmers markets and farm stands continue well into the fall.

Rosa Galeno, photo by Hart Design.

Rosa Galeno, photo by Hart Design.

The South Shore Locavores have just the program for you. Chef Rosa Galeno is the guest speaker at the first program of the season. Rosa grew up in southern Italy. She says of her family’s traditions that preserving the harvest is “not only a way to preserve freshness, but also a way to preserve methods which allow us to continue traditional values which sometimes get lost in our hectic everyday life.”

Rosa is familiar to many from her classes and presentations around the South Shore. Rosa is a talented chef and a very entertaining speaker. She’ll share practical and creative traditions and tips about ways to make the harvest last, from her Italian heritage. Her techniques include preserving basil and rosemary in salt, and preserving stewed tomatoes in a broth. She’ll talk about useful tools and ingredients for your pantry, and what you need to know about food storage. There will be food samples, and there’s a rumor that Rosa will be making homemade pizza.

Vendors and participants donate great door prizes!! (Please let us know if you’d like to be a speaker at any of the programs or would like to offer a door prize.)

Please note: The South Shore Locavore’s program is run on a volunteer basis. Would you like to be more closely involved with the SSL gatherings? There are various ways you could help with preparing or running the sessions. If you’re interested in volunteering, let us know.

Love to cook? Please feel free to bring a dish to share to any of the gatherings. There will be time at the beginning and end of each meeting for Munching and Mingling.

TEAM UP AGAINST HUNGER: In an effort to help fight hunger on the South Shore, we will be collecting non-perishable foods at the beginning of each gathering to donate to the Greater Plymouth Food Warehouse. If you can, please bring a can.

The gatherings are free. However, if you are able, donations of $0 to $10 will be gratefully accepted to help cover expenses. Any surplus will be used towards library book purchases. South Shore Locavores is a collaboration between the Kingston Public Library and edible South Shore & South Coast magazine.

Gather with us at 7:00pm
New Location:
Council on Aging’s Senior Center,
30 Evergreen  Street, Kingston MA 02364.

Besides the terrific speakers and demos, we’ll provide thorough topic-related resource lists complied by the Kingston Public Library for each session.

See complete list here.

If you’d like to be added to the SSL mailing list please send your email address to Sia Stewart at

What folks are saying:

PACTV covers Pie Making

Colchester Neighborhood Farm
Kingston Reporter

SSL Facebook

Click here to peruse some of our past gatherings



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